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Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition & Development)

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Applicants may upload their reference letters at the time they apply or request their reviewers send their letters directly to the Search Chair, Dr. Scott Ardoin, 323 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Applications received by the 13th of October 2017 are assured of full consideration. The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution. Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. Athens is known for its music, art, and food as well as its accessibility to the Atlanta area (see and

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00395F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition & Development)
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in conducting research in the area of motivation in education to begin August 2018.

The mission of the Applied Cognition and Development Program is to explore the effect of cognitive and developmental processes on education and determine how that knowledge can be applied to teaching and learning, to prepare graduates to improve education through research, and to apply research to various settings. We urge individuals to apply who have expertise in motivation theory as it applies to STEM K-12 education, particularly as it relates to the participation of underrepresented groups. Information about the department can be found at

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a high-quality research program, seek external funding, serve as a research mentor for students, direct theses and dissertations, participate in faculty governance, and contribute to the collegial community of the Applied Cognition and Development Program and the larger Department of Educational Psychology. This position requires teaching the equivalent of two courses per semester in the program or department.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include an earned doctorate at the time of employment with a specialization in educational psychology, developmental psychology, or a closely related field; a strong record of scholarly research; and evidence suggesting strong promise for securing external funding to support that research.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 07/07/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation